AACAP Psychodynamic Faculty Training and Mentorship Initiative Recipients

2018-19 PFTMI Cohort

Dalia N. Balsamo, MD
University of California, Riverside
Mentor: Sandra B. Sexson, MD, Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University
Title: Building a Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Curriculum for a new CAP Fellowship Program

Sindhu Idicula, MD
Texas Children’s Hospital
Mentor: Timothy F. Dugan, MD, Cambridge Health Alliance, Lexington, MA
Title: Enhancing Psychotherapy Education for General Psychiatry Residents

Suzie C. Nelson, MD
Wright State University/Wright-Patterson Medical Center
Mentor: Ayame Takahashi, MD, Southern Illinois University
Title: Growing the Depth and Breadth of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Skills in a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program

Magdalena Romanowicz, MD
Mayo Clinic
Mentor: Mary Lynn Dell, MD, DMin, Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Title: Psychodynamic Therapy Meets Young Minds in Child Psychiatry Fellowship Training

Ravi Shankar, MD
University of Missouri
Mentor: Sergio V. Delgado, MD, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Title: Revamping Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Didactic Schedule: Getting Fellows and Faculty Members Interested, Motivated and Engaged in Therapy

Michael Adam Shapiro, MD
University of Florida
Mentor: David L. Kaye, MD, University at Buffalo
Title: A Structured Didactic Curriculum for Child and Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

2019-20 PFTMI Cohort

Shobha Chottera, MD
Jersey Shore University Medical Center
Mentor: Ted Gaensbauer, MD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Title: A Taste of Psychoanalysis and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Sheena Joychan, MD
University of Connecticut/Institute of Living
Mentor: Lee Ascherman, MD, University of Alabama at Birmingham Medical Center
Title: Gathering Building Blocks for a Psychotherapy Curriculum

Hal Kronsberg, MD
Johns Hopkins University
Mentor: Victor Fornari, MD, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Title: No Matter How Hard We May Try, All Psychiatry Is Psychodynamic Psychiatry And Why Am I Fighting With My Spouse Right Now?: Using Narrative, Role-Play, And Reflection To Understand Psychodynamic Defenses

Cody Roi, DO, MPH
Louisiana State University
Mentor: Laura Prager, MD, Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital
Title: Developing a Psychodynamic Therapy Course Curriculum

Rangsun Sitthichai, MD
University of Massachusetts/ Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand/ Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorder (CANDO) Clinic
Mentor: Horacio Hojman, MD, MBA, Brown University
Title: Psychodynamic Psychopharmacology Curriculum

Paria Zarrinnegar, MD
Oregon Health and Science University
Mentor: Susan Donner, MD, UCLA Geffen School of Medicine
Title: Improving the Access and Quality of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Supervision for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellows at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)

2020-21 PFTMI Cohort

Kathleen T. Baynes, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center
Mentor: Timothy Rice, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Title: Inspired Supervision and Mentorship: Creating a Semi-structured Curriculum for Faculty Development That Enhances Psychotherapy Supervision and Trainee Teaching

Shan Gao, MD, PhD
Western Psychiatric Hospital—University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Mentor: Roberta Isberg, MD, Boston Children’s Hospital
Title: Working with Emotions through a Psychodynamic Framework

Julianne Giust, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Mentor: Craigan Todd Usher, MD, Oregon Health & Science University
Title: Identifying as Psychotherapist

Burgundy Johnson, DO
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Mentor: Ted Gaensbauer, MD, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Title: Practical Applications of Attachment Theory - A Lecture Series About Utilizing Relationships in Child Psychiatry

Jessica A. Merritt, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Mentor: Efrian Bleiberg, MD, Baylor College of Medicine
Title: Initiating A Psychodynamic Training Curriculum Through Didactics and Practice